Mobile Field Device Management (FieldMate)

FieldMate is one tool for all, regardless of communication protocols and can be easily aligned with other manufacturers’ products. This portable computer-based configuration and management software tool performs numerous tasks, including device interface, database, verification, and input loop check support.

FieldMate incorporates the open field device tool/device type manager (FDT/DTM) standard and is compliant with DTMs per the FDT 1.2 and FDT 2.0. FieldMate supports built-in DTMs, deciphering the existing Device Description (DD) instantaneously for other vendors’ devices that do not have DTMs available.

Product Demos

Supported Communication Protocols

  • BRAIN
  • FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus H1
  • HART
  • PROFIBUS
  • ISA100.11a
  • Modbus

Functions

Add-ons

System Requirements

One Tool for All

 

Easy connection and operation

Easy Connection and Operation

FieldMate enables instant device recognition upon connection and quicker device configuration. To set a function used most frequently to the top screen and to increase productivity of work with easy operation.

Easy connection and operation

Convenient Data Export Options

The device parameter can be exported by text, HTML, Excel format, and customized format by Word or Excel.

Easy, useful memo & image display function

Intuitive User Interface with Images and Memos

Displaying the message and precaution for the maintenance work together with a memo or image is useful for preventing the generation of errors in the maintenance work.

Useful History Logging and Reporting

Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text searching function for maintenance and troubleshooting.

FieldMate conforming to FDT2 Standards

Meets and Exceeds Standards

Both FDT1.x and FDT2 DTMs work on FieldMate. The latest device DTMs with enhanced functionalities are also available.

Device Interface Function

Instant Device Interface and Status Check

DeviceViewer - Displays the current status of the field device including errors, warnings, and good status.

Parameter Manager

Straight Forward Device Configuration

Parameter Manager - Simple parameter viewing window, in which adjustment and field device replacement can easily be performed.

  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
  • HART
DD Menu

DD Menu - The existing Fieldbus DD is utilized to enable function block configuration.

  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
DTM Menu

DTM Works - Provides not only the configuration but easy setup, calibration, simulation wizards, etc. as defined by the device vendors' DTM.

  • BRAIN
  • FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
  • HART
  • PROFIBUS
  • ISA100.11a

Device Replacement Tool

Effortless Device Replacement Wizard

Make device maintenance and engineering work speedy. Especially when the existing transmitters are Yokogawa's HART EJA and EJX series. Transmitters with HART5 to HART7 conversions are also incorporated.

NAMUR  NE107 Field Diagnostics Function

Industry Standard Field Diagnostics

Configuration and confirmation of device alarms conforming to NAMUR NE107 Field Diagnostics can be implemented intuitively on the graphical display.

Functions

Add-ons

System Requirements

One Tool for All

 

FlowNavigator

FlowNavigator (FSA 120) Software

FlowNavigator - Software package offers a flow configuration wizard to help users easily configure the mass flow parameters of the EJX Multivariable Transmitter or the digitalYEWFLO Vortex Flow Meter.

ADMAG TI Verification Tool

ADMAG TI Verification Tool (FSA 130)

ADMAG Total Insight (TI) Verification Tool - Diagnosis, report, and manage the health status of AXG or AXW Total Insight Series magnetic flow meters with HART protocol.

Calibration Management for Liquid Analyzers

Calibration Management for Liquid Analyzers

Calibration for Liquid Analyzers - enables FieldMate to manage Yokogawa's 4-Wire Converter FLXA402 analyzer and the SENCOM™ Smart adapter SA11.

AXF Verification Tool (Optional)

AXF Verification Tool (/VF)

AXF Verification Tool - is available on FieldMate for HART AXF magnetic flow meters. Verify the health of the meter, print reports, and store device maintenance information without removing the flow meter from its process. 

FieldMate Validator (Optional)

FieldMate Validator (/VT)

FieldMate Validator - enables FieldMate to validate the connection between the N-IO and field devices without CENTUM field control station (FCS)/ProSafe-RS safety control station (SCS) and communicate with field devices via N-IO node.

Calibration Support

Instant Device Interface and Status Check

DeviceViewer - Displays the current status of the field device including errors, warnings, and good status.

Calibration Support

Pressure Calibration - The CA700 pressure calibrator guides calibration work and provides efficient calibration by monitoring the pressure value and the current value in real-time. In conjunction with FieldMate, calibration values are automatically recorded and a report is logged.

 

FieldMate and PRM

PRM Synchronization

Synchronize information between FieldMate and PRM to make the best use of PRM as a master database. A bi-directional file transfer operation is supported.

Functions

Add-ons

System Requirements

One Tool for All

 

Hardware Requirements

(1)  Software Operating Environment

   
OS *1 Windows 10 Pro, Home 32bit/64bit (version 1709, version 1803)
Windows 7 Professional, Home Premium 32bit/64bit SP1 or later
OS Language *2 English, Japanese, Chinese (simplified), German, French, Russian

*1:FieldMate Validator is supported with Windows 10 Pro 64bit and Windows 7 Professional 64bit.
*2:FieldMate Validator is supported with an English OS and a Japanese OS.

(2)  Hardware Operating Environment

  Windows 10 Windows 7
CPU 1gigahertz(GHz) or faster processor
Main Memory 2GB or more
Hard disk space 4GB or more
DVD-ROM Drive Windows 10 compatible Windows 7 compatible
Display 1024×768 or better resolution
recommended
Windows 10 compatible
1024×768 or better resolution
recommended
Windows 7 compatible

(3)  Network port

  Windows 10 Windows 7
BRAIN/HART Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Modem USB FieldMate Modem: BRAIN/HART (Yokogawa Option)
FOUNDATION
fieldbus H1 *1
Interface One PCMCIA card slot
Interface board NI PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)
Driver PCMCIA-FBUS Series 2 (National Instruments)
FOUNDATION
fieldbus H1 *1
Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Interface
hardware
National Instruments NI USB-8486
Driver NI-FBUS Communications Manager 15.0 or later
PROFIBUS Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Interface card & commDTM PROFIusb and PROFIdtm (Softing)
PBpro USB and PROFIdtm (Softing)
PROFIdtm DPV1 V2.20 or later
DP/PA coupler KFD2-BR-A.PA.93 (Pepperl+Fuchs)
6ES7 157-0AC80-0XA (SIEMENS)
HART Interface Bluetooth 2.0
Modem VIATOR Bluetooth Interface: Model 010041 (MACTek) *2
USB: Model 010031
ISA100.11a *3 Interface One USB port USB2.0 standard
Modem Infrared Adapter: ACT-IR224UN-LN96-LE 9600bps (ACTiSYS) *4
Driver Version 1.5.0 / Version 1.12.0 *6 Version 1.7.0 *7
ISA100.11a *5 Interface One Ethernet port
Modbus Serial Interface Not supported One USB port USB2.0 standard
Modem Isolated RS422/485 USB adaptor SP390A-R2(BLACK BOX)
Driver Version 2.0.0 or later

*1:FieldMate should connect to device under no host system segment in FOUNDATION fieldbus H1.
*2:Microsoft supplied Bluetooth stack is used
*3:ISA100.11a OOB infrared communication
*4:Holder for Infrared Adapter is available (recommended): Gorillamobile Original: GM1 (JOBY, Inc.)
*5:ISA100.11a communication via gateway
*6:Version 1.5.0 driver is used for PL2303 HA/HXA chip and Version 1.12.0 driver is used for PL2303TA chip
*7:Interface recommends to use the driver included OS. Version 1.7.0 driver is used if interface does not work well.

(4)  Login

   
Account Administrator privilege

Combination of FieldMate and Device Files

The following shows the compatibility of revision between FieldMate and Device Files, each DTM.
Yokogawa certifies the combinations below.

FieldMate
*1
Device
Files *2
DTM *3 Comm
DTM
Foundation
Fieldbus
HART ISA100 PROFIBUS BRAIN
R1.02.00 - 2006-1 2006-3 - - - -
R1.02.10 - 2007-1
2007-2
R1.03.0n R1.01.00 2008-1 2008-1 R1.01
- 2008-2 2008-2
R2.01.00 R2.01.00 2008-3 2008-3
R2.01.10 R2.01.10 2009-1 2009-1
R2.01.20 2009-3 2009-2 2009-2
R2.02.00 R3.01.00 2010-1 2010-1 R1.02
ROTAMASS 3 EJX
HART7
R2.03.00 R3.02.00 2011-1 2011-1 YFGW710
Communi-
cation
Device DTM
R3.02.10 2011-2 -
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 1.0
R2.04.00 R3.03.00 2011-4 2011-3 - 2011-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 2.0
R2.05.00 R3.04.00 2012-2 2012-3 - 2012-2 ISA100 Communi-
cation
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 3.0
R2.06.00 R3.05.00 2013-1 2013-2 - 2013-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 4.0
R3.01.10 R3.06.00 2014-1 2014-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 5.0
R3.02.00 R3.07.00 2016-1 2016-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.0
R3.02.10 R3.07.10 2016-1 2016-1 - 2014-1
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 6.3
R3.03.00 R3.08.00 2016-1 2017-1 - 2016-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 7.0
R3.04.00 R3.09.00 2016-1 2017-3 - 2018-2
Yokogawa Device DTM Library 7.6

*1: It shows FieldMate revision.
FieldMate revision is indicated on the included FieldMate Media label, or starting FieldMate, from main menu, "Help" -> "About FieldMate", current revision can be confirmed.

*2: It shows Device Files revision.
Device Files revision is indicated on the included Device Files Media label.

*3: It shows DTM revision.
From Control Panel of your PC, go to "Add or Remove Program", current revision can be confirmed.
Using the latest DTM, the compatible latest FieldMate is requied. (From R1 to R2, version up is subject to fees.)

Functions

Add-ons

System Requirements

One Tool for All

 

Excellent operability for high productivity of maintenance work.


One Tool for All (2)

Easy connection and operation

FieldMate enables instant device recognition upon connection and quicker device configuration. The current device being worked on moves to the top of the screen for easy access.

Easy, useful memo and image display function

Displaying information via the memo or image file is useful to prevent errors during maintenance work.

Device parameter collective acquisition

All parameters are clearly displayed to reduce work time. Parameters are also automatically saved to prevent loss of data.

Open technology

FieldMate supports multi-vendor devices without using a special dedicated tool. This is done by using the latest open technology FDT/DTM.

Enhanced device management function for maintenance work.


Life Cycle (1)
 

Enhanced device management function

FieldMate automatically registers the device to the database and manages the device information, messages, image files, operation log, device parameter, memo, and document files.

Operation improvement with operation log

Saving the operation log and performing the filter and full-text searching function for maintenance and troubleshooting.

Report Function

The device parameter can be exported as a text file, HTML, or in Excel format. You can even build customized reports using Word or Excel.

FieldMate-PRM synchronization

FieldMate and PRM (Plant Resource Manager) device data can be synchronized. With the FieldMate data, PRM can manage the device maintenance history, including commissioning and start-up work.

Overview:
  • FDT technology gives users centralized access to all devices.
  • FDT technology provides a common environment for configuring, operating, or maintaining any devices.
Industries:
Overview:
  • CENTUM VP Batch package improves productivity.
  • Reduction of operator workload and safe operation.
Industries:
Overview:
  • Yokogawa's CENTUM VP and PRM improve efficiency at new nylon plant in Thailand.
  • At the plant startup stage, PRM was used together with FieldMate to thoroughly check all loops.
Overview:
  • FDT compliant FieldMate manages a wide variety of digital process instruments of multi-vendors.
  • The SNF engineers can manage the complete lifecycle of assets and configure devices by using FieldMate.
Application Note
533 KB
Overview:

Parameter sets of the Green Series controllers are loaded with factory input types including Thermocouples and 100Ω RTDs. Many industrial applications utilize a 10Ω Cu RTD as the temperature sensor of choice. This application note describes the setup and calibration for Green Series controllers for a 10Ω Cu RTD input.

Application Note
Overview:

Engineers adjust/configure the field devices during the maintenance, if necessary. FieldMate supports these maintenance works effectively. This web page introduces the Features, Benefits, and usage example.

Overview:

Users go on the patrol to check the situation in the field and check the device status as needed. If abnormalities are discovered, users record the conditions and install the maintenance tag onto the field devices to alert other users (inspectors). The FieldMate (Field Device Adjustment and Configuration Tool) can serve in these situations where abnormalities occur to take notes and photos of the conditions, allowing for detailed records.

Overview:

We always make the work completion reports. In the same manner, generally engineers make the reports after completion of the field device installation/configuration/maintenance etc. The FieldMate (Field Device Adjustment and Configuration Tool) can generate these reports for field device parameters (name and values) by only one-touch/click to save the time (it is not necessary to write down the parameter values in the reports manually). These reports also contribute to confirm the parameters values with device status during the trouble, especially.

Overview:

Engineers replace the field device due to some reason such as its failure. FieldMate (field device adjustment/configuration tool) provides the easy its replacement function (copy the necessary parameter values from old field device to new one).

Overview:

Valves require the scheduled inspection and maintenance. The FieldMate (Field Device adjustment and configuration Tool) provides the user friendly interface to adjust/configure the valves (positioners). FieldMate supports to check the valve status and to configure their parameter values toward efficient plant operations (especially, saving the time for inspection and maintenance).

Yokogawa Technical Report
Overview:

In 2005, Yokogawa announced "VigilantPlant" as a concept to ward the realization of a type of plant operation that is considered ideal by our customers.

Yokogawa Technical Report
Overview:

Many field devices are now being connected to process control systems through fieldbus communication. These field devices have intelligence, and so many settings and adjustments can be made through fieldbus communication.

Yokogawa Technical Report
Overview:

FieldMate application software runs mainly on a notebook PC and is a key component epitomizing Yokogawa's asset excellence (AE) concept together with Plant Resource Manager (PRM). FieldMate is available in basic and advanced versions. The basic version enables parameter setting and adjustment as well as status check of a field device by directly connecting a FieldMate-installed PC to a Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (HART) device or FOUNDATION™ fieldbus H1 device.

Overview:

FieldMate is field device adjustment and configuration software applying Electric Device Description Language (EDDL) and Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager (FDT/ DTM) technologies. The FDT/DTM is being standardized and disseminated by the FDT Group, a nonprofit organization. Yokogawa is also aggressively participating in those activities.

Yokogawa Technical Report
Overview:

The FieldMate versatile device management wizard is PC software mainly used for configuring and adjusting field devices. Under the concept of "one tool for all," Yokogawa has been enhancing this software to support a wide range of field devices and field communication protocols.

Yokogawa Technical Report
Overview:

Yokogawa has been leading the process automation industries as one of the pioneers in field digital technologies represented by the FOUNDATION fieldbus™ and Field Device Tool/Device Type Manager (FDT/DTM).

Overview:

2011

Decades of operation, modernization and expansion have left many chemical plants with a somewhat haphazard automation mix of different controls, process control systems, remote I/Os and field devices. The various components may use different communication protocols such as HART, PROFIBUS or FOUNDATION Fieldbus, and are often based on different device integration technologies. 

Overview:

November 2006

Yokogawa FieldMate Advance software can configure and adjust intelligent field devices from different manufacturers and on multiple fieldbus protocols. This flexibility is possible thanks to the use of Field Device Tool (FDT) open standards developed by the FDT Group, of which Yokogawa is a board member.

Overview:

Combining smart instruments, analyzers and valves with a modern asset management system can provide faster response to incidents, enable proactive maintenance, and reduce downtime.

Overview:

This article describes how a multivariable pressure transmitter with built-in dynamic compensation can compensate for many of the errors and inaccuracies that can occur in differential pressure based flow measurements. It also shows how the built-in computing and communications capabilities of such modern flow meters ensure ease of integration with field device tool (FDT) and device type manager (DTM) tools in monitoring and control systems.

Overview:

As digital and multi-functional field devices are increasingly used in the process industry today, users have access to large amounts of information available from such devices.

SA11(SENCOM 4.0) and FieldMate : WU11-M9-02-CN-S (Previous SENCOM: WU11-M9-02-CN-V and SPS24 Software)
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